We admire our smart home. It keeps us safe & happy. This has to do with feelings, right? But have you ever wondered why Psychology, Fashion and Feelings are never mentioned when it comes to Home Automation - is it merely about AC3, CAT5 and X-10 ?
We believe that the scheme described here would be an optimal solution for software vendors to take when supporting external control in their products, but the primary reason for this article is less to offer specific architectural recommendations than it is to make more people aware of this issue.
Sewing Enthusiasts can Send Patterns Directly to the Sewing Machine
Infrastructure wiring in the walls adds significantly to the excitement of the home. Having the wire in place for connecting computers, security cameras, home theaters, closed circuit channels, and a host of automation features, makes it so you can take advantage of new and exciting equipment when it becomes available. The time to get this wire in place is when the walls are open.
The average wireless speed is now at 54Mbps, 13 times faster than Comcast fastest advertised internet connection at 4Mbps. Comcast and all other broadband service providers are the weak link for all networked homes wired or wireless.
Look to the left, look down, center the camera on that spot there, look to the right. Cover the whole room and get back to your vacation confident that all?s well. Cool, cheap, and it works. TrackerPod is a USB plug-and-play device that comes bundled with TrackerCam control software.
The PowerPod-LANC is a compact dome shaped unit on which your camcorder mounts easily but securely. It interfaces to your PC via a USB port.
If you like what computer-based surveillance gives you but have been hindered by USB cable length or image quality, know your options and take a look at high-quality analog.
The NoviiRemote Blaster is an SD card that drops into your palmOne handheld and instantly converts it into a universal remote control. Take it with you wherever you go and you will be able to switch on the TV when a baseball match is on at a sport bar, turn off the volume of a screaming audio system at your friends? party, and to switch off the TV when Christmas comes.
This article describes ways of taking advantage of structured wiring for whole house music distribution system. It explores the problems and opportunities with structured wiring and offers solutions for whole house audio distribution. A brief review of the benefits and advantages of these novel solutions are also explained.
One of the most effective bass traps is the polycylindrical diffuser. These are large curved surfaces, bowed out from the wall at their center.
The technology that has driven TVs ever since the TV was invented is the cathode ray tube. It's a wonderful technology, capable of delivering stunning pictures - and at very low prices. But it also has an important limitation: the larger the screen size, the larger the CRT - and that means weight and size that is unacceptable to many people.
This article provides an example of how the HomeVision? home automation controller might be used by a handicapped individual. Some such persons are limited to a "puff and sip" switch for controlling their home.
Just imagine how great your life would be if everything was easy to use, did exactly what you expected and really worked together.
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As flat panels themselves become increasingly slimmer, customers are looking for even more ways to get these mounted TVs and monitors as flush with the wall as possible. The Video Mount Products IWB-1B is an in wall box that allows up to a 32-inch flat panel to fully collapse into a wall. It installs easily between two 16-inch on center wooden studs, has integrated cable and electrical knockouts, and a high load capacity. The IWB-1B works with the LCD-1B and LCD-2537B mounts. The IWB-1 is yet another option for discerning installers and customers who demand both aesthetic appeal as well as the famed VMP reliability. Whether in the office, commercial install, home, or any other application where a low-profile wall mounted flat panel option is desired, the VMP IWB-1B is the answer.